Within these walls you'll find a travelers oasis, lush tropical gardens, crystal clear swimming pool, gazillion mango trees, a home from home with awesome staff ready to help with your every need.
centrally located

Livingstone Backpackers is located smack bang in the centre of Livingstone town, a short walk to the nearest supermarkets, restaurants and bars. Just ten minutes from the local airport and round the corner from the bus and train station.

Things to do

Choose from some of the most awesome activities this world has to offer, maybe you could try rafting the mighty Zambezi or plunging 111 metres on a piece of elastic into the Batoka gorge. Are you brave enough to try the leap of faith into the Devils pool…. Less adventurous? Then maybe a Walking safari and an Elephant ride would suit you or how about embarking on a Chobe safari adventure. Make it easy and let us know what you are interested in doing then we can help you plan your itinerary and make all the bookings for you before you even arrive! Send us an email.

Our Pool & Bar Area

An easy place to hang out, you'll plug straight into the holiday vibe. Enjoy the chilled atmosphere of our pool/bar area with an ice cold Mosi. Friday night beer pong or join our infamous 'Bomb squad'...

annual halloween

Come join our annual Halloween celebrations! Drink Dracula's blood, slime jelly shots, Prizes for best dressed male, female and couple. Bring along your costumes for an unforgettable evening. Date for the party will announced on our Facebook page.

Office hours: 7am - 10pm

Check in after 2pm

Customers are welcome to come early and chill round the pool while they wait for their room.

Check out before 10:30am

Late arrivals... Security will be waiting to check anyone in arriving after 10pm


Book any of our activity packages and get one night FREE in a dorm room.


usefull info


Livingstone Backpackers is only 8km away from the Victoria Falls, we offer free transfers daily at 10:30am. Collect a free map from our activity centre before leaving. There are plenty of taxis and minibuses at the Victoria Falls entrance for your return journey.


Visas are required for most passports. Most visas can be purchased at the airport or border in United States Dollars cash – please confirm with your embassy whether it is advisable for you to apply for a visa before departure – you can also consult or why not check out the new UNIVISA, the KAZA visa allowing tourists to buy one visa and travel freely between Zambia and Zimbabwe. Please note that information posted can change without notice.


December to end March is the "rainy and wet season". Expect a lovely shower in the afternoons (not every afternoon though). The Victoria Falls are at its fullest between March and June. You will really experience the Majestic Falls during a walking tour or a flight over the falls. April to July is cool and clear with no rain. August to November is REALLY hot and may have a little cloud build-up but usually no rain until mid-November. The Victoria Falls are at its driest point this time of year and the beautiful gorge can be seen from above.


There are taxis to and from Kazungula (Botswana border) which cost about US$20 per taxi. Taxis to Vic Falls cost about US$6 per taxi and are available 24 hrs. Mini buses to the falls cost about US$1 per person, these don't really have a time table they kinda just leave when they are full.


Livingstone is in a Malaria area. However the amount of cases has dramatically decreased in the last few years. The hospitals here are able to treat you should you need it. The best precaution obviously is not to be bitten – wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts in the early morning and evening and wear insect repellent. Please consult your health care professional regarding prophylactics for malaria in advance of travel.


The local currency is Zambian Kwacha. There are numerous banks, ATMS and bureau de change located in the Livingstone town centre where you can get some kwacha. USD and Cards are accepted at the hostel but you will need Kwacha for taxis and shops. Travelers' cheques are not accepted anymore. For up to date exchange rates visit xe.com

  • LIVINGSTONE BACKPACKERS: 559 Mokambo Road Livingstone Zambia, Livingstone +26 021 3 324730